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Apartment in Baleal Surf Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Baleal Island, Peniche, Silver Coast - Panoramic Sea View, 1 Minute Walk from Surf Beaches

Baleal is a small Island connected to mainland by a narrow road over the sand. The house is located in the North side of this enchanting Island confronting the Atlantic Ocean. From the panoramic window of the living room you have a stunning view of the Ocean and the Berlengas Islands just in front of the house. Just 100 Km from Lisbon is one of the most beautiful places of the Silver Coast, known by its white sandy beaches some of them well known by surf lovers. For golfers there is a 18 hole golf course in Praia D´El Rey just 15 min drive from Baleal.There are several touristic interesting points within a drive range of about 30 min, like the medieval village of Obidos and the city of Caldas da Rainha known by its typical ceramic industry.

Maria Machado
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2017

About Maria Machado

I live in Lisbon with my husband and our 13 years old daughter. When I met my husband he showed me what he thinks to be the most beautiful coast of Portugal, the Silver Coast. I love Algarve but I had to agree with him. Beautiful sandy beaches with fantastic waves for surfing and on top of it, not too crowded.

In 1997, when an architect friend decided to sell his house in a magnificent spot of Baleal Peninsula we didn't think twice. Since then we have transformed that small apartment in our holidays refuge and enjoyed the most memorable weekends and holidays in Baleal.

Maria Machado purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Maria Machado chose Silver Coast - Leiria Region

Baleal Island is a small but wonderful Island in the Atlantic, just 45 minutes drive from Lisbon. The coast line, the sea and the beaches are unique. Every sunset is glorious and different from the others. The Island only has residential buildings, some of them from the 19th century. It is very quiet and since everyone knows each other and the beaches are in a walking distance it is safe for children to stay outside playing with each other.

What makes this apartment unique

The house is in a magnificent spot 20 meters over the sea.It was built by its first owner, an architect who planned the house to make the owner and its guests feel like being sailing. Indeed the sea is always present wherever you are in the apartment. It doesn't really matter if the weather is warm and sunny or if it is cold and stormy because the Island is always a beautiful place to be. I usually say that more than a beautiful spot Baleal is a state of mind.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Baleal in Central Portugal - Silver Coast

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with shower, washbasin, bidet, WC, storage for toiletries and washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and plenty of storage room (wardrobe with drawers and space to hang clothes). Bedroom 2 with 3 single beds, cable TV, DVD player and plenty of storage room (wardrobe, shelves and drawers).
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is a first floor and the stairs to the mezzanine are steep, so it may not be suitable persons with mobility difficulties or very young children. Families up to 5 persons (2 adults and 3 children) have preference. No pets allowed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Apartment is cleaned after departures. Towels and linen are included and changed every week.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Fabulous holiday, fantastic apartment. 5*

  • 4 of 5

What can I say, Baleal is one of the most beautiful finds for a holiday. We stayed for 2 weeks and should have stayed longer. The apartment is well equipped in a beautiful location with views from every room. The beaches are within 5 minutes walk down cobbled streets with a few cafe/bars the same distance. If you like surfing there is no better place. 15 min walk to supermarket across the causeway, 3K to Peniche, we didn't hire a car and didn't need one, if you want to see more of the area then car hire would be recommended. The apartment had everything you need for self catering, even a Nespesso with pods ( I love coffee).

Arminda the owner communicated throughout the booking processes and answered any questions promptly. Guida the property manager was a delight, she took us to the supermarket in Peniche and then on a whistlestop journey around the local area, informing us of places to visit etc. We ate out in the local tapas restaurant which was fab, served great food (and wine)

I would definitely recommend Baleal as a holiday destination, and we will be going back there again. What's not to like about this brilliant place and excellent apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beyond words

  • 5 of 5

Baleal island is charming. The house makes it magical. I'm using superlative words although the house is charming in a very modest way. The location, right above the ocean, the interior design and all the equipment inside make it a place that made us just want to keep on staying.

We will surely return.

Rona and Ohad

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

A big thank you for allowing us to rent your wonderful apartment this year.

Your lovely house keeper met us on our arrival and showed us around.

Everything that could possibly be needed to make us comfortable was there and the views from your balcony are superb. We sat and watched the sunsets which are amazing and the peace of a morning coffee on the balcony is such a treat. We easily relaxed into a very laid back holiday.

There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas and a trip to Lisbon is well worth the hours drive. The surf is great and perfect for beginners or the more skilled surfer.

We will be back.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Myself and friends spent 6 nights in this lovely house. It is well positioned for accessing the local beaches (two are within 5 minutes walk). The house itself had all the mod-cons so it was a pleasure to stay here. We loved our holiday and would definitely recommend this house to others.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chilled out heaven

  • 5 of 5

I invited myself along with my 2 sons who are very keen surfers,to stay at this fantastic place.It is perfectly situated for visiting some fantastic beaches and restaurants in the area.The appartment itself was very clean and welcoming with the most brilliant sunsets to watch from the balcony.Without a shadow of a doubt I will be returning here with my wife as I know she will fall in love with it as I have.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for your kind words. There will allways be glorious sunsets waiting for you in Baleal. Cheers! Arminda
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apartment Baleal

  • 4 of 5

A very nice apartment with a perfect view over the ocean and nice Waves. Close to the surf beaches.And very nice people who are renting it out.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It´s indeed a magnificent spot. We´ll keep doing our best.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 5
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84.22

Booking Notes:
A 25% of deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance is due 2 weeks before arrival at the property. All payments will be done by bank transfer. A security deposit of 100 euros against breakages is required. This can be paid with the final rental payment and will be returned at departure after property inspection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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